Shuttle Shuffle

How will NASA's three remaining space shuttles make it to their new homes?

By: Lester Reingold

NASA's three remaining space shuttles--Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis--have retired and will soon go to museums or visitor centers across the country. Delivering the shuttles to their new homes is like a game of musical chairs. As part of the reshuffling, Enterprise, which has been on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport, will move to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Discovery will move from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to take its place at Udvar-Hazy.

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This article appears in the April 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.